Jun 25, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) reacts after he gave up a solo home run during the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees in pursuit of David Price?

David Price is miffed at all the trade rumors swirling around him, but he might as well get used to it because the hurricane of speculation is only going to get more violent as the trade deadline approaches.

Here is the latest piece of chatter involving Price: the New York Yankees are “heavily” scouting the pitcher. Per NJ.com, the Yankees were among several teams who sent scouts to watch Price throw on Wednesday.

The Blue Jays, Giants, Indians and Cardinals also had a heavy scouting presence at the game according to Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

That would officially make David Price a hot commodity on the trade market. And why not? The lefty is having a solid year for the otherwise dismal Rays, posting a 3.63 ERA and 1.089 WHIP with a league-leading 144 strikeouts in a league-high 124 innings.

An infusion of fire-balling lefty is just what the Yankees could use to revitalize a rotation that has been decimated by injury.

Price meanwhile is just trying to pitch his way through without being driven nuts by all the trade talk.

“I mean, obviously I think about [a possible trade],” Price told reporters. “That’s why I’ve been in a bad mood the last week and a half. I think about it. You guys know that. And it’s nothing I really want to talk about.”

Try yoga David Price, it can really relax you.

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  • joe f.

    I could see the YANKEES in the mix for him. It would be a big help that would be good for Price and the YANKEES. I see this as a win-win…

    • Bigchief

      I would love to see him in pinstripes but I don’t think the yankees have the pieces to make that happen

      • joe f.

        Bigchief, Why don’t you think the YANKEES have all the pieces ? They need some solid pitchers and they have the money so why do you think that.The YANKEES are getting younger so to me it makes good sense.

        • Bigchief

          Because Tampa is going img to want more from yankees than any other team The yanks will have to give a kings ransom for him and I hear it’s going to take a starter ready pitcher to land him which I don’t think the yanks have right now

          • joe f.

            Well it’s a good thought at least.I don’t think Price would mind playing in N.Y.

          • Bigchief

            I think he would love it it’s the best org in all of sports and go yanks

        • Bigchief

          I would love to see him in NY

  • Thomas Katona

    Yankees need Price. CC was great but I think he’s done. Kuroda isn’t gonna finish strong, plus he’s said yankees aren’t hitting & it’s true! McCanns been the biggest waste of money. Beltran really isn’t a loss playing the field but the cortisone injections ain’t gonna last. Plus if it’s possible bring up the big Irishman! & some other prospects. Gotta keep playing Solarte also.

  • joe f.

    Price in pinstripes.